What did you do to prep today??

O:gweh

Domari Nolo
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Heat: wood stove in the Living room w/ 24 face cord ready to go. (usually go through 8-10 face cord per winter) I wanted 3 winters worth, just in case. More cut up in the woods, almost ready to go. I keep about 1/2 cord on my covered porch at all times, in case I get sick as its about 4 steps from the wood to the stove at that point. Fuel oil boiler in basement w/250gal tank. It heats the hot water....and house if its too warm for the wood stove. Would run the tractor in a pinch.

Water: 150' well, with generator power if necessary. Only 10gal in the basement for emergencies. Creek in the front yard. ponds out back. Never seen the creek totally freeze. Multiple water filters.
 

HandLoad

Mourning In America
Brass Subscriber
Breaking Down a Big Screen TV for electronic (and "other") parts.

Still have another, a 1982 Mitsubishi 40-Inch unit to strip out, because the Cabinet is Beautiful Furniture. Gonna make it into a Entertainment Center/Stand. Using it as a stand already, as it holds the 65 Inch Widescreen TV now. Thinking on an 8K? 80 inch? unit in the not too distant Future. Bedroom TV.
 

Bud

New, and yet, old
Brass Subscriber
Gunner has joined Rosie the Jack Russell terrorist and is learning to be a mouse/ground and tree squirrel/armadillo assassin. Although I usually hold them back from 'dillos and use a .22 for that. We continue to add storable food, found a freezer. All the long guns have sighted in optics (and BUIS) ammo was stacked high before this began but I am still always looking for more. We have cameras up, whole house generator (22KW) 18K gallon pool, a 30x40 pole bldg with a metal roof for water collection via new gutters, two 4x4 vehicles, one with a winch, wireless gate/driveway alarm and I can add three more in different directions and I just bought a Sionyx digital nv camera to learn on before I spend more money on better models

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O:gweh

Domari Nolo
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Gunner has joined Rosie the Jack Russell terrorist and is learning to be a mouse/ground and tree squirrel/armadillo assassin. Although I usually hold them back from 'dillos and use a .22 for that. We continue to add storable food, found a freezer. All the long guns have sighted in optics (and BUIS) ammo was stacked high before this began but I am still always looking for more. We have cameras up, whole house generator (22KW) 18K gallon pool, a 30x40 pole bldg with a metal roof for water collection via new gutters, two 4x4 vehicles, one with a winch, wireless gate/driveway alarm and I can add three more in different directions and I just bought a Sionyx digital nv camera to learn on before I spend more money on better models

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That's a fine looking boy ya got there Bud. Mine is getting old and a little hard of hearing lately.

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Inazone

Self-Determination or Death
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Food storage organization is essentially wrapped up. Ended up with more MREs than expected, mostly separated components, but some intact. Problem is, the wife has been sent home with enough from Reserve drill and training events that I really don't have a good handle on the issue dates, so I don't know when to start throwing them out. For that matter, some of them are probably 10+ years old at this point. They've been properly stored (basement) but I guess I'm going to have to take my chances and tear into a couple to see if they kill me.
 

Optimist

NMR. 11/04/2020
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One of my favorites as a kid was the German Herbswurst ration. It was split pea soup dried completely out and shaped like sausage. Toss it in boiling water and it made a good split pea soup. Add jalapeno and bacon and you could get something plumb tasty. The 1944 and 45 stuff had sawdust in it sometimes...
 

GOBLIN X

INVOLUNTARY full time LAB-RAT for MUSC
Brass Subscriber
mystery meat. and peaches. and the 5 pack of smokes.......
One of my favorites as a kid was the German Herbswurst ration. It was split pea soup dried completely out and shaped like sausage. Toss it in boiling water and it made a good split pea soup. Add jalapeno and bacon and you could get something plumb tasty. The 1944 and 45 stuff had sawdust in it sometimes...
 

HandLoad

Mourning In America
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Today is: "Clear away as much as possible, to begin Holiday Dressing the House".

Problem is, (and most folks will not have much of a mental image from this description, but at least ONE will😁) Our House interior looks very much like the interior of a WWII era Submarine leaving Port for deployment!

OKAY! I have a better description: think of one of the "Hoarder" videos that show up on TV every so often! Ya kinda ned to make a swimming motion to make yer way from room to room!